Thursday, February 26, 2015

Wurlitza releases new soundtrack to Louise Brooks film

Wurlitza, a five piece band from South East Cornwall (in the UK), have released a CD featuring their new soundtrack to the 1929 Louise Brooks' film, Diary of a Lost Girl. The band has been specializing in adding live soundtracks to silent films since 2006.

Here is what the band's website says about their new release: "New for 2014, after two years in the making, is Wurlitza’s soundtrack for GW Pabst’s 1929 movie Diary of a Lost Girl. Fast moving and at times shocking, Diary of a Lost Girl traces the story of Thymian, played by the mesmerising screen idol Louise Brooks, as her life yoyos between episodes of lightness and innocence, darkness and despair. Moments of great comedy involve life in a reform school for fallen girls headed by a villainous nun, and a modern dance lesson with an incompetent buffoon. This gripping film defies convention, confounding expectations as joy and compassion are found in the most unlikely places. Repertoire for the soundtrack of Diary of a Lost Girl includes music by Django Reinhardt, Fun Boy Three, Portishead, Wire, Chopin, Leonard Cohen, Madonna and Grace Jones."

The new CD is available now. Recorded live at Goodmerry Farm Studios in Cornwall, it features 20 tracks from Wurlitza's Diary of A Lost Girl soundtrack. It will be on sale at upcoming performances (see list below), or you can order by post by emailing to £8 (+£2 p+p). The band also accepts PayPal.

Saturday 28th February 2015 - Diary of a Lost Girl. A Film Kitchen event in association with Carn to Cove at The Zone, Downderry, Cornwall.

Saturday 14th March 2015 - Diary of a Lost Girl. A Calstock Arts event at The Old Chapel, Calstock, Cornwall

Sunday 22nd March 2015 - Diary of a Lost Girl. Wadebridge Cinema, Cornwall. 7:30pm.

You can learn more about the band and their music on their Facebook page, or listen to the soundtrack via Soundcloud.  You can also listen below.

Band members are Dave Stroud - bass guitar; Lizzy Stroud - piano/keyboard, clarinet, vocals; Lil Lanyon - guitar, vocals; Claire Abbott - drums/percussion, vocals.

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